Director of Finance

About Us

We believe solar is at the forefront of the energy revolution occurring in our country and throughout the world. But solar supply chains are messy and can be a hassle for solar companies to navigate. That’s where we come in.

Founded in 2015 and based in Austin, Texas, Kinect Solar provides solutions for buying, selling, shipping, and storing solar equipment – a one-stop shop for manufacturers, distributors, developers, and installers of all sizes. Our team includes solar industry veterans who know the ins and outs of solar sales and distribution, logistics, and system design. We work behind the scenes with solar companies that need help navigating the solar supply chain so they can focus on what they do best. We operate in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

We are a small, close-knit team that moves at a fast pace. Culture at Kinect Solar is a key factor to our success, so we seek out strong, dynamic people that strive for excellence at every turn, but we also don’t forget to have fun along the way. We are proud to be a certified woman-owned, hub-certified small business.

Job Description

The Director of Finance is a leadership role responsible for closely monitoring and evaluating the financial performance of Kinect Solar. This vital position is responsible for reporting that is essential to analyzing the performance of owned inventory, purchasing decisions, cash flow, warehouses by location, and all KPI metrics by department. The Director of Finance will directly manage the accounting department, which runs the company’s financial processes including the accumulation and consolidation of financial information for internal and external financial statements. The Director of Finance encourages and implements innovative ideas to improve visibility into the business, challenge the status quo, and support creativity. This role reports to the CEO and works closely with the executive team.

Compensation: Salary + Goal-based Quarterly Bonus
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Austin, Texas (United States)
Travel: Minimal (<5%)

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for accounting department personnel management and growth.
  • Creation of ledger accounts and financial statements, conducting monthly presentation and review with executive team and board of directors.
  • Working with the CEO and the Board to identify trends that will lead to improved margins and profitability.
  • Supervising and ensuring consistency in all areas of accounting including but not limited to: cash management, accounts payable/receivable, accrued liabilities, fixed assets, capitalization of labor costs, prepaid assets, payroll, leases, and others.
  • Working closely with purchasing to oversee financial projections of each solar equipment purchase and measuring budget vs. actual and projected vs. actual aging timelines for each purchase.
  • Managing reporting and covenants for LOC with third party bank financing.
  • Managing reporting for the logistics division to assess profitability by warehouse, by customer and by project.
  • Providing requirements to technology resources to improve NetSuite, automated work-flows, and processes.
  • Providing and improving upon KPI reporting and dashboards, working with management to assess business performance.
  • Leading the year-end, quarter-end, and month-end close processes including consolidations and equity entries.
  • Maintaining accounting procedures, ensuring that all procedures are adhered to and updating accounting procedures as needed.
  • Working closely with accounting and tax professionals to manage corporate business/tax filings, including but not limited to property tax, sales/use tax, regulatory filings, and registration. Liaisoning for accounting and tax matters including annual tax return preparation.
  • Working with GMs to create annual budget and forecast financial performance. Providing reporting to compare budget vs. actual performance for Distribution and Logistics divisions.
  • Preparing detailed presentation of data findings to execs.
  • Working with executives to analyze financial data to identify trends and risks.
  • Storing all finance department reports, analysis, and findings in Sharepoint.
  • Working closely with other department leads to share findings and identify solutions.
  • Cross-functional collaboration for annual budget creation.
  • Utilizing technology and processes to optimize resources.
  • Knowledge transfer & collaboration outside your department.
  • Focused on building positive, healthy and productive culture.
  • Cultivating leadership skills.
  • Presenting improvement ideas to exec team quarterly.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of financial management experience
  • Experience managing a company’s general ledger, financing and accounting related reporting (monthly/yearly), and general knowledge in current accounting practices, including GAAP and cost accounting principles
  • Knowledge of effective budgeting principles, methods, and techniques with ability to create and deliver unbiased budget expectations to departments
  • Experience working with finance tools such as ERP systems, financial software, and spreadsheets
  • Ability to lead departments and individuals
  • Verbal and written communication skills to create reports and present them to others
  • Strong creative skills to develop new and innovative solutions
  • Experience working in the energy sector or logistics a plus
  • Servant-leader with a desire to be part of and help build a winning team

Benefits & Perks

It’s not just about our growth, but yours as well. We offer highly competitive salary and benefits, along with a number of other perks you might not expect from a small company.

  • Stock Options
  • Unlimited PTO and paid holidays
  • Flexible work environment and schedules
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employee discounts on hundreds of brands in our online marketplace
  • Employee referral bonus for certain positions
  • Rewards for SWAG on our company store
  • Professional development assistance
  • Commuting and travel assistance
  • Pet-friendly environment (at our main office)
  • Volunteer time off
  • Team outings and holiday parties